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8.2: Functions for Manipulating Symbolic Expressions

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    Function Result

    collect 

    Collects coefficients of like powers in an expression.

    expand 

    Expands an expression by carrying out jpowers.

    factor 

    Factors an expression.

    poly2sym 

    Converts a polynomial coefficient vector to a symbolic polynomial.

    pretty 

    Displays an expression in a form that resembles typeset mathematics.

    simple 

    Searches for the shortest form of an expression.

    simplify 

    Simplifies an expression using Maple’s simplification rules.

    subs 

    Substitutes variables or expressions.

    sym2poly 

    Converts an expression to a polynomial coefficient vector.


    8.2: Functions for Manipulating Symbolic Expressions is shared under a CC BY 1.3 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brian Vick, Virginia Tech.

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